What are the best real life movies set in the 80s?

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    #1Goodfellas

    Goodfellas

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. It is about the mob in 1955 and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. 

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    Marie Robinson
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I never thought that this movie was based on real life events. Props to the production team for pulling off a great biopic. Definitely gon' grab a copy on Amazon to re-watch this epic!"
  2. 9

    #2Argo

    Argo

    Argo is a film directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Released in 2012, Argo was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and also features Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in key supporting roles.

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    Robert Pierce
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "This is the first movie I watched that was directed and starred by Ben Affleck. I never thought that he can direct a film that he is also a cast, even if it was based on a true story."
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    #3The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    One of Martin Scorsese greatest characteristics is that he is always able to innovate. With ''The Wolf of Wall Street'', one of his most recent masterpieces, Scorsese proves that he can get things (and cinema) to the next level better than anyone. 

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    Dylan Castillo
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I was still a young dude when I heard about Jordan Belfort's case. I sad because when I was younger, I wanted to be as rich as him. Now, I get to watch what really happened to him."
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    #4Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club is a dramatic biography motion picture that features Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto. It was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack. The film won 3 Academy Awards.

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    Austin Perez
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "DALLAS REPRESENT!!! I just saw the word of our city in the movie and then i suddenly wanna watch the movie. Welp, it did not dissappointed. The movie is great, as well as the depiction of the place thru the cinimatography. "
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    #5Eddie the Eagle

    Eddie the Eagle

    Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, and Christopher Walken. The film follows Eddie Edwards, the first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. 

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    Helen Hernandez
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I'm fond of wathcing biographical films and in this one, my great big crush Taron Egerton is the main star! Since watching him in Kingsman, I've been a follower of hes films. I'm totally watching this!!!"
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    #6The Fighter

    The Fighter

    The Fighter is a dramatic sports biography motion picture that features Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. It was directed by David O. Russell and premiered in Hollywood, California. The film won on several award-giving bodies.

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    Kelly Wan
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "My dad is a great big fan of boxing. I first watched this movie on the big screeen and afterward I said that I'm gonna go get a copy of this movie. But I had a hard time finding. Good thing i found it here!"

Summary

Best What are the best real life movies set in the 80s
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GoodfellasMovies 11 Paid
2ArgoMovies 9 Paid
3The Wolf of Wall StreetMovies 6 Paid
4Dallas Buyers ClubMovies 5 Paid
5Eddie the EagleMovies 4 Paid
6The FighterMovies 1 Paid
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